Government To Take Action After 27 Adults, 13 Children Fell Ill After Swimming In Pulau Perhentian

The Terengganu government issued a warning that stern legal action will be taken against premises that failed to comply with the regulations, following an incident in which a group of tourists became unwell while vacationing on Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

State Tourism, Culture and Digital Technology Committee chairman Ariffin Deraman said the state government is taking a serious view of the matter as such incidents could jeopardize Terengganu’s tourism sector.

According to Malay Mail, a news outlet stated that a group of visitors visiting Pulau Perhentian Kecil, consisting of 27 adults and 13 children fell ill after swimming in the island’s waters.

government to take action after 27 adults, 13 children fell ill after swimming in pulau perhentianPhoto via Malay Mail

The news report stated that one child had typhoid, two others had blood poisoning while the rest all had diarrhea and high fever.

“We will be conducting a detailed investigation to get to the bottom of the matter and a full report will follow. The relevant agencies will need to act quickly.

“The state government is very committed to taking care of the comfort and safety of tourists on the resort islands of Terengganu,” he said in a statement.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat